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New arrivals for the week of July 8, 2014
Bad Words
Nymphomaniac
The Raid 2
Le Week-End

Greetings everyone,

Wow, they sure have made campus hard to navigate! Hopefully all the streets will re-open soon -- at least in time for the Summer Stage Music Festival (right in front of Renter on July 26th). The summer new-release slow-down continues but a few bigger titles were released: "Bad Words" (directed by and starring Jason Bateman), "Nymphomaniac" (directed by Lars von Trier; w/Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, etc), "The Raid 2" (w/Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusadewo, etc) and "Le Week-End" (w/Jim Broadbent and Jeff Goldblum). "Jodorowsky's Dune" documents what has to be the greatest movie never made -- a planned over the top production starring the likes of Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Salvador Dali, music by Pink Floyd, art/design by HR Giger and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, etc. Kathryn Bertine's "Half the Road" explores the world of women’s professional cycling. And, in a case where you can judge a book by its cover, "Brazil with Michael Palin" is pretty much Micahel Palin showing us Brazil -- as only Michel Palin can. Following in the footsteps of "The Triplets of Belleville", "Persepolis" and "A Cat in Paris", Patrice Leconte's "The Suicide Shop" is more amazing animation from France. And, Criterion released Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Eclisse" (1962) on BluRay. As you can see, despite the lack of blockbusters, there's still plenty to watch this week! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Regular Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-8.

In this week's Top Renting Classic Film shootout, "Casablanca" (1942) and "Citizen Kane" (1941) retained their top positions (and probably will forever) but "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) dropped completley out of the Top 10 getting replaced by the new Criterion pressing of Sidney Lumet's "12 Angry Men" (1957). Two other Criterion titles made the Top 10: Ernst Lubitsch's "To Be or Not To Be" (1942) and Stanley Kramer's "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963). And, if memory serves, this is the first time we've seen the excellent William Powell/Myrna Loy comedy, "The Thin Man" (1934) in the Top 10. Scanning the list turns up lots of great titles, a few I haven't seen and even more that warrant repeated viewings. Don't forget, here at Rentertainment we define a "Classic Film" as anything older than I am. In other words, it has to have come out before 1962 (with a few exceptions). Here are the Top 100 renters from our Classic Movie section:
1 CASABLANCA
2 CITIZEN KANE: REMASTERED
3 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
4 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE
5 BIG SLEEP, THE (1946)
6 THIN MAN, THE
7 TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)
8 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
9 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
10 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Have a great week...

Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)

P.S. Did you know these e-mails are archived on our web site? If you want to refer to any of them, go here.

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Here's what's new this week...

BAD GRANDPA .5 (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 96
BAD WORDS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 89
CAUGHT (DVD) FNR NR DVD 1948 88
DOCTOR WHO: ADVENTURE IN SPACE... (DVD) WHO NR DVD 19.. 90
ENDEAVOUR: SERIES 2 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 360
HALF THE ROAD (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 106
HUNTING THE LEGEND (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 95
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
LAND GOLD WOMEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
MAIDENTRIP (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 117
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 2 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 124
PALIN, MICHAEL: BRAZIL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 227
RAGAMUFFIN: LIFE OF RICH MULLINS (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 137
RAID 2, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 150
RIGOR MORTIS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 101
STAGE FRIGHT (2014) (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 88
SUICIDE SHOP, THE (DVD) INT 13+ DVD 19.. 80
WATERMARK (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 92
WEEK-END, LE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 93
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 106

NEW BLURAY

BAD GRANDPA .5 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 86
BAD WORDS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 89
CAUGHT (BR) BR NR BR 1948 88
DOCTOR WHO: ADVENTURE IN SPACE... (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 90
ECLISSE, L' (BR) BR NR BR 1962 126
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 90
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 117
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 2 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 124
RAID 2, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 150
WATERMARK (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 92
WEEK-END, LE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93

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